INDIANAPOLIS, IN – January 21, 2021 – HG Ventures today announced that Senior Director Ginger Rothrock has been named to the “Top 50 Rising Stars” List by Global Corporate Venturing (GCV), the leading industry publication for corporate venture capital.
The Top 50 Rising Stars Award recognizes the most significant professionals who entered the industry during the previous five years from a global roster of more than 2,500 corporate venture arms. Rothrock received the award on Jan. 21 during Digital Forum 3.0, an online conference sponsored by GCV.
Rothrock is among only 12% of venture capital partners who are women.
“I am honored to receive such a distinguished award,” Rothrock said. “I’m passionate about the power of corporate venture capital to unlock innovation and further the entrepreneurial ecosystem, especially in the materials science and sustainability sectors that are our focus at HG Ventures. I look forward to making further contributions to the industry.”
Rothrock is the second member of the HG Ventures team recognized by GCV. Executive Vice President for New Ventures Kip Frey was included in the Powerlist Top 100 leaders of in-house venture capital groups in 2020.
“Rising Star is an excellent description of Ginger,” Frey said. “She is playing a key role in developing HG Ventures into one of the nation’s premier corporate investment initiatives.”
Rothrock was recruited to HG Ventures in late 2018 while serving as vice president of technology and commercialization at RTI International, a translational research institute in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Eleven years earlier, Rothrock, a Ph.D. chemist, co-founded Liquidia Technologies, a clinical biopharma company in Research Triangle that went public in 2018.
At HG Ventures, Rothrock is responsible for sourcing deals, due diligence, and portfolio company governance and support. She is also liaison for internal incubation projects at the more than 30 companies tied to both HG Ventures and its parent company, The Heritage Group. With more than 5,000 employees globally, The Heritage Group is among Indiana’s largest private companies.